Love Builds Up

A Family

Mission: The Learning Collaborative’s mission is to prepare underserved children and their families to succeed in school by providing a tuition-free, high-quality preschool education through a unique partnership with our children, families, parents, staff and community.

Population Served: Preschool aged children of underserved families.

History: TLC was the result of a 2010 merger between Seigle Avenue Preschool (1986) and the Community Weekday School (1984). The Learning Collaborative holds a five star license and NAEYC accreditation. TLC combines 49 years of educating young children, and their pre-school graduates see an 84% skills gain throughout the school year.

Approach: TLC’s primary focus is enhancing oral language, early reading, and cognitive skills of preschool-age children while educating and modeling for parents how to be their child’s first teacher and strongest advocate. At The Learning Collaborative, they provide content-rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessments along with continuing education and professional development for teachers and staff.

How Love Builds Up

Through this partnership there are opportunities for tutoring and mentoring as well as participating in uniform and school supply drives.

If you would like to engage in Myers Park Presbyterian Church’s partnership with The Learning Collaborative, please email